Indoor Air Quality Testing
Indoor air quality testing has demonstrated elevated internal pollution levels can lead to a range of adverse impacts on our physical health. These can include immediate symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness and fatigue, as well as long-term health effects such as asthma, respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer. It is therefore important that the air we breathe within our internal built environment is free from harmful pollutants.
If poor indoor air quality is suspected, it is recommended that a specialist Air Quality Consultant is appointed in order to investigate potential contaminant sources and identify suitable measures to reduce exposure levels to an acceptable level. Redmore Environmental has extensive experience of investigative and diagnostic works and we provide a range of services which can be tailored in order to resolve a site-specific issue.
Indoor Air Quality Testing Services
Redmore Environmental is able to provide comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Assessment services, including:
- Indoor Air Quality Investigations to determine potential sources of contamination and identify appropriate remedial measures;
- Indoor Air Quality Testing to monitor for a range of common internal pollutants including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, viable moulds and bacteria, dust, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide;
- Indoor Air Quality Testing in support of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) standard; and,
- Workplace Air Quality Monitoring to determine compliance with the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations and relevant Health and Safety legislation.
We have extensive experience of addressing all Indoor Air Quality issues so please contact us if the service you require is not specified above, or if you would like a comprehensive summary of our testing capabilities.
Why undertake Indoor Air Quality Testing?
Poor air quality within the internal environment may be attributable to a number of different sources. These can include materials within the building such as fixtures, fittings and cleaning products, as well as emissions from specific activities in the case of industrial installations. In addition, high internal pollution levels may be caused by inadequate ventilation or ingress of airborne substances from the external environment. These sources may act individually or collectively to cause a deterioration in air quality.
As we spend a substantial amount of our time indoors, it is critically important that the air we breathe is free from harmful levels of pollutants. Prolonged exposure may lead to health effects, reduced productivity and staff well-being. In a commercial environment, these factors can contribute to sickness and absence from work which can result in negative implications for individuals and businesses.
A solution to the issue is to identify, quantify and remediate contaminant sources by undertaking Indoor Air Quality Testing. This work should be carried out by a suitably qualified Air Quality Consultant with the relevant expertise and technical knowledge.
What will an Indoor Air Quality Assessment include?
An Indoor Air Quality Assessment is likely to include an in-depth consultation and subsequent site visit in order to provide identification of potential contaminant sources and, potentially, monitoring of internal conditions. The results of the assessment will be presented within a bespoke report to allow comprehension by both technical and non-technical stakeholders. This may include recommendations for reducing exposure should unacceptable levels be identified within the property or workplace.
Air Quality Experts
Redmore Environmental has substantial experience in the provision of Indoor Air Quality Assessments and is able to provide bespoke consultancy services to address your specific needs.
We have carried out Indoor Air Quality Assessments for a range of project types within the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. We have found that each site presents a different issue. This diversity has enabled us to develop an in-depth understanding of the common issues surrounding indoor air quality today.
The knowledge gained from our collective experience can be utilised to support your specific requirements. This ensures that the right solution can be identified and utilised to provide you with the results you need.
Please get in touch with a member of our team today to find out more about how we can help you find a solution to your indoor air quality requirements.